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  1. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Pencil drawing.

    Not the gratest drawing in the world, I suffer from massive contrast failures as always, I'll prolly never shake it either I just don't do pencil work like this often enough to work out the bugs.


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    Next time remind me, Start with the problem arias and do them first....that way when I break the surface of the paper I am not loosing seven hours to start over.....:(
     
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    How sweet to think of Hertz's needs.. That shows love man!
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Actually what this is all about is more to the point of showing him that I am not just about drawing cartoons and anime. Honestly it's not a good work, I screwed up her face something fierce but anywho....He prolly won't see it untill he gets home from the big meet up but still, I wanted to show him that, perhaps maybe just showing it will put me into the mood to do more pencil drawings like this an maybe work out the bugs once and for all.
     
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    Hey practice makes perfect. My faces aren't that great yet, but they have improved by just practicing. It used to be that anyone I drew had a Jay Leno quality, but now I can almost make the person I drawsomewhat resemble the person.
    You did a good job, especially since you are used to drawing anime.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    It's the eyes and nose that killed me, I was working with shitty reference material. I know full well I should use better but this was just to see if I could. I had this image on my computer for ages but it's friggin tiny, so I figured I would use my pencil to enlarge it. This is all I had for reference.
     
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    Art is not so much about what you show as what you don't show.
    All you need to do is suggest things with a few marks in the right place and the viewer supplies the detail.
    Which means that the secret of great Art is knowing where to put the few lines.


    PS Maybe BB will pose for you. That should provide some inspiration.
    It would certainly give me ideas :mrgreen:

    PPS Thanks for the thought. It was nice of you.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That is what this picture was originally about, All of my previous realism/semi-realism attempts had not only the contrast failure I mentioned but serious line issues, I was way too relyant on my line art, and doing so much cartoon illustration was not helping things any at all. I can draw Dora and fairly odd parents like the one wouldn't believe (BB can varify that, She has seen one of my best Dora the Explorer pics :lol:) but, realism is something I really want to work on.
     
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    Get yourself a copy of Art & Illusion by E H Gombrich.
    An essential, and very interesting, read.
     
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    I agree, that is a great book.
    Also get a copy of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, and start practicing drawing those girls. It will take time but you will get it.
     
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    Just go to Meg's blog and you will find a hottie in a swimsuit who will serve as a superb model :mrgreen:
     
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    I'll keep an eye out for it, Out of curiousity how would you compare that to Figure Drawing by Andrew Loomis?

    I never much cared for SI SSE, But I have ther sources
     
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    Not at all the same thing.
    Gombrich analyses and discusses how artists use the 'etcetera' principle to get the viewer to 'join the dots'.
    It's essentially an academic work but the illustrations and discussions are illuminating.
     

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